Encrypted Magic Folders

Encrypted Magic Folders


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.7
out of 10 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
9.06
File Size:
773.87KB
Date Added:
June 23, 2009
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $59.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
198,657
Downloads Last Week:
18
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Anyone who shares a computer with other users risks exposing private information and documents. Encrypted Magic Folders addresses that problem, striking an elegant balance between security and ease of use. The software encrypts a user's private folders, requiring a single password for all protected data.

When a user logs in, the utility decrypts and encrypts data automatically without getting in the way of work. For absent-minded people, the program can automatically hide folders after 15 minutes of inactivity. The software allows multiple user accounts on the same machine, making it well-suited for family or shared office computers.

We recommend it to anyone who has to share a Windows machine, and is concerned at all about the privacy of her or his work.

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  • All Versions:

    2.7

    out of 10 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 5
  • Current Version:

    3.0

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 1 stars

    "Version 9.06 does ot like Windows 7 64 bit"

    October 02, 2011

    Version: Encrypted Magic Folders 9.06

    Pros

    It works fine in Windows XP 32 bit. I used it for a decade.

    Cons

    In Windows 7 64 bit it causes BSD each time when my Nuance PaperPort 12.1 filing software is trying to OCR and save a PDF Document scanned with Canon CanoScan 9000F.

    Summary

    Encrypting software, which causes Blue Screen of Death and destroys the whole filing system is a useless non-sense.

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  • 1 stars

    "Broke my computer."

    April 15, 2011   |   By moltarthedirector

    Version: Encrypted Magic Folders 9.06

    Pros

    none what so ever

    Cons

    Apparently, theres a small chance that this program will give you a bluescreen. Well, I got that bluescreen and after trying to fix it for over two hours, I can't use my computer now, windows wont load. All i have is a black screen with a dash.

    Summary

    This is awful.When I tried to run it, my computer instantly crashed. I'm going to have to take my computer into the shop now, wait while it gets repaired, and pay the ridiculous bill. Not only that, but my computer will probably be wiped clean, losing EVERYTHING. Ruined my computer.

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  • 5 stars

    "Something Everyone Wishes To Have Someday"

    July 28, 2010   |   By ni3sd

    Version: Encrypted Magic Folders 9.06

    Pros

    *Awesome usability
    *Easiest encryption
    *Really hides things (even if you try to play a hidden song from media player history, it won't work)
    *Faster and more convenient than most of the other options

    Cons

    *If you accidentally delete the Start-Menu folder of the software...it can lead to a series of problems.
    *Won't work on external/removable devices.If you hide files on your pen drive with this and use it on some other computer the files WILL show up.

    Summary

    If you need complete privacy for your files on YOUR OWN pc, this is an ideal software.

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  • 5 stars

    "It's a great encrypter and folder/file hider."

    December 30, 2009   |   By dococ

    Version: Encrypted Magic Folders 9.06

    Pros

    Quick, lite program that doesn't use a virtual drive, vaults or lockers to encrypt your data. Perfect for large files/folders over 50GB.

    Cons

    As good as it is the price is rather steep.

    Summary

    Set as many files or folders as you want to be hidden and/or encrypted with EMF. It works great and fast. No need for those ridiculous virtual drives, vaults or lockers that that end up using all your free drive space. Try using a program like "folder lock" to encrypt a 100GB folder.
    1) It'll take forever
    2) In order to encrypt that 100GB it'll use another 100GB or so of free HD space. So in the end you're now using 200GB to hide and protect your data with "folder lock".

    Not the case with EMF. You want to hide/encrypt 100GB folder it does it without using any extra disk space. It's fabulous!!!

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